Nova Scotia http://urbexobsession.com/index.php/region_Canada_Nova_Scotia en Cranberry Point Battery http://urbexobsession.com/index.php/gallery_Cranberry_Point <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Cranberry Point Battery</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/index.php/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Mike</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 10/27/2014 - 11:15</span> <div class="field field--name-field-see-also field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">See Also</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/index.php/gallery_Chapel_Point" hreflang="en">Chapel Point Battery</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/index.php/gallery_Stubberts_Point" hreflang="en">Stubbert&#039;s Point Battery</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-sep01 field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item"><hr /></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="text-align-justify"><strong>History: </strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify">The Cranberry Point Battery was constructed in 1917 and consisted of two 4.7" quick-fire guns. An additional 4.7" gun was moved here from the <a href="http://urbexobsession.com/gallery_Chapel_Point">Chapel Point Battery</a> in May, 1917. The guns were removed after the war.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">In World War II, a concrete observation post was added to this site along with two searchlights.</p> <hr /><p class="text-align-justify"><strong>Personal Commentary: </strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify">This was our last stop on vacation. The sun was about to set and we moved quickly out to the point on foot. As we approached the end of the path, we encountered a minor barrier. The banks of the point had eroded on both sides, with a sharp drop. The loose ground made it a little sketchy.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">I was able to cross, carefully, but I don't know how many more storms will come and go before the point can no longer be accessed.</p> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-sep02 field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item"><hr /></div> <section class="field field--name-field-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=222&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="8cp_zJRrtNwkINoZF3fWIwg1ZQwHlU_CHqz5e5S2Kpk"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 15:15:00 +0000 Mike 222 at http://urbexobsession.com http://urbexobsession.com/index.php/gallery_Cranberry_Point#comments Chapel Point Battery http://urbexobsession.com/index.php/gallery_Chapel_Point <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Chapel Point Battery</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/index.php/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Mike</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:15</span> <div class="field field--name-field-see-also field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">See Also</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/index.php/gallery_Cranberry_Point" hreflang="en">Cranberry Point Battery</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/index.php/gallery_Stubberts_Point" hreflang="en">Stubbert&#039;s Point Battery</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-sep01 field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item"><hr /></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="text-align-justify"><strong>History: </strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify">The use of this location for defending the port harbour of Sydney, Nova Scotia, began in 1862. The site featured a battery of six 32-pounder guns in an earthwork emplacement as well as two stone magazines and a blockhouse. It was short-lived, however, as it was all but abandoned by 1865, and the stone from its construction was taken away to form the foundation of a church being constructed in Sydney Mines. Erosion destroyed much of the earthworks, and little else would be done here until the beginning of the first World War.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">In 1914, two 4.7" field guns were installed in a new earthwork battery. These were removed in November, 1915. In October of 1916, one of them was put back again, but was relocated in May, 1917.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">The second World War began and attention was once again brought to this little point of land. In 1940, two 4.7" MK7 quick-firing guns were put into place. In 1944, these were replaced by two 4-inch twin barreled MK16 guns. The four-story fire control and observation post was constructed and disguised as a church.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">The site was deactivated in 1948.</p> <hr /><p class="text-align-justify"><strong>Personal Commentary:</strong> </p> <p class="text-align-justify">Not far along the coast from the <a href="http://urbexobsession.com/gallery_Stubberts_Point">Stubberts Point Battery</a>, we spotted the fire control tower of this location and worked through some of the streets to find the way close. It didn't take us long to find a place to park, and walk out to have a look around.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">The stairs inside the fire control tower had been destroyed, so access to the upper levels was impossible. Graffiti was everywhere, yet did nothing to really detract from the feel of the place, and its commanding view of the busy waters it once guarded.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">As we continued our exploration, we found a set of stairs leading underground. As we descended with our lights, we saw that it went deep; deeper than we had encountered at any previous such bunker. While warm outside, we felt the temperature drop dramatically as we passed a specific depth on the second stairwell downward. A significant amount of water barred further exploration, but it appeared not to go much further than we were able to see.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">Having returned to the surface and the diminishing daylight of the setting sun, we examined the gun batteries and various shelters scattered around the site. Knowing there was still one more place we wanted to reach before nightfall, we moved along.</p> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-sep02 field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item"><hr /></div> <section class="field field--name-field-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=220&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="dNQffl45fLQoBR774C3ND6ct9sSUTbD13DgS2qdCnuE"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:15:00 +0000 Mike 220 at http://urbexobsession.com http://urbexobsession.com/index.php/gallery_Chapel_Point#comments Stubbert's Point Battery http://urbexobsession.com/index.php/gallery_Stubberts_Point <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Stubbert&#039;s Point Battery</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/index.php/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Mike</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sun, 10/05/2014 - 11:15</span> <div class="field field--name-field-see-also field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">See Also</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/index.php/gallery_Chapel_Point" hreflang="en">Chapel Point Battery</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/index.php/gallery_Cranberry_Point" hreflang="en">Cranberry Point Battery</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-sep01 field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item"><hr /></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="text-align-justify"><strong>History: </strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify">Constructed in 1939, Stubbert's Point Battery was part of the rather formidable defense network for the protection of Sydney, Nova Scotia. The battery was originally equipped with two <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QF_6-pounder_Hotchkiss" target="_blank">6-pounder Hotchkiss guns</a>, but was later equipped with a 6-poinder duplex quick-firing gun. In addition, three search lights were constructed here to help guard the anti-submarine net that stretched across the harbour.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">The battery was largely dismantled in 1946, no longer being required after the war.</p> <hr /><p class="text-align-justify"><strong>Personal Commentary: </strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify">Having just gotten off the ferry from Newfoundland, we had a little time available to us to check out some of the defense network for Sydney Harbour from World War II. Driving north from the ferry terminal, this was the first site we happened across.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">It's clear that erosion is playing its part here and I'm not sure how much longer this location will survive, but it's got a few years left in it anyway.</p> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-sep02 field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item"><hr /></div> <section class="field field--name-field-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=224&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="uYs8lbDv1KQIUpd2-S8Y7R87kJTn88cXOFBPrgh7ABw"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Sun, 05 Oct 2014 15:15:00 +0000 Mike 224 at http://urbexobsession.com http://urbexobsession.com/index.php/gallery_Stubberts_Point#comments McNutt's Island Lighthouse http://urbexobsession.com/index.php/gallery_McNutts_Island_Lighthouse <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">McNutt&#039;s Island Lighthouse</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/index.php/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Mike</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 09/02/2010 - 15:15</span> <div class="field field--name-field-see-also field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">See Also</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/index.php/gallery_Fort_McNutt" hreflang="en">Fort McNutt</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-sep01 field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item"><hr /></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="text-align-justify">Whether it's how quiet the place is, the wild sheep milling about, or the incredible view, there's something about this spot that just completely captures you the moment you arrive. Standing at the opening of the fence, taking in the entire view of this location, if you're like me, you instantly go shutter happy.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">As with <a href="http://urbex.mikeonline.ca/?q=gallery_Fort_McNutt">Fort McNutt</a>, just a stone's throw away, I would like to again thank our generous Ferryman, and our fantastic guide for making this experience possible.</p> <p class="text-align-justify"><strong>Update:</strong> All buildings on this site except the lighthouse itself have been demolished.</p> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-sep02 field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item"><hr /></div> <section class="field field--name-field-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=419&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="CwaDv8BgQjY1SFuyJOsVYnJgpZNB6jk4Xfv-FJ0Cbf0"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Thu, 02 Sep 2010 19:15:00 +0000 Mike 419 at http://urbexobsession.com Fort McNutt http://urbexobsession.com/index.php/gallery_Fort_McNutt <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Fort McNutt</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/index.php/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Mike</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 08/30/2010 - 15:15</span> <div class="field field--name-field-see-also field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">See Also</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/index.php/gallery_McNutts_Island_Lighthouse" hreflang="en">McNutt&#039;s Island Lighthouse</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-sep01 field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item"><hr /></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="text-align-justify"><strong>History: </strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify">During WWII, Shelburne, Nova Scotia was designated as an alternate port to Halifax Harbour. As such, the entrance to the Roseway River needed to be protected. Fort McNutt was constructed in 1939, and was in operation until 1943. It was garrisoned by the 104th Coast Artillery Battery.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">According to <a href="http://www.northamericanforts.com/Canada/ns.html#shel" target="_blank">NorthAmericanForts.com</a>, it was equipped with two American-made 10-inch M1888 naval guns. An article on <a href="http://fortwiki.com/Battery_Quarles" target="_blank">Fort Wiki</a>, suggests that these two guns were moved here from Battery Quarles, Fort Worden in Washington State. I'm not sure if that's true, as it indicates these guns were dismantled in 1941, but Fort McNutt began service in 1939. Further, while the gun pictured here still mounted is clearly an M1888 10-inch naval gun, the one laying on the ground appears substantially smaller.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">Another document I found at <a href="http://www.docstoc.com/docs/37086840/survive-03" target="_blank">DocStoc.com</a> lists only one 10-inch M1888 being moved from Battery Quarles to Fort McNutt. Perhaps the other gun was originally placed there in 1939, and the M1888 was moved there to supplement the fort's firepower in 1941.</p> <hr /><p class="text-align-justify"><strong>Personal Commentary: </strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify">When you come to this island, it's almost impossible to get lost. There is but one road leading you to the island's two primary attractions. Signs have been thoughtfully placed along the almost 6km stretch, not only to guide you, but also to entertain you and while away the travel time.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">If a sign didn't point it out, however, it would be easy to miss this amazing piece of Canada's WWII history. The bunkers, the overgrown trenches, and most spectacularly, the naval guns still present in their respective batteries, makes the hike more than worth it.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">Special thanks to our generous Ferryman for the ride, and to our cheerful, adventurous guide for making this visit possible!</p> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-sep02 field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item"><hr /></div> <section class="field field--name-field-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title">Comment</h2> <a id="comment-150"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" about="/index.php/comment/150" typeof="schema:Comment"> <h3 property="schema:name" datatype=""><a href="/index.php/comment/150#comment-150" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Memories</a></h3> <!-- /.header --> <footer> <p class="submitted"><span rel="schema:author">Submitted by <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous (not verified)</span> on Mon, 10/10/2011 - 12:04</span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2011-10-10T16:04:00+00:00" class="rdf-meta hidden"></span> </p> <span class="hidden new" data-comment-timestamp="1513978016"></span> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>I took a trip to McNutt's Island years ago with my brother, Scott and cousin, Cathy. These pictures bring back memories. It was so quiet and peaceful there...like going back in time. We grew up in Sandy Point and used to go to the island in the summer and had barbecues on the beach. Thanks for bringing me back.</p></div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=150&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="faNRxJMirWFsF1uLfF6zf9TMZB7kY4BZA67UteSzGOo"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <!-- /.comment --> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=416&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="esSmHv2J3eg2en7mLsiKcWdA_Ktbvo7xgCYrM7GPBDI"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Mon, 30 Aug 2010 19:15:00 +0000 Mike 416 at http://urbexobsession.com http://urbexobsession.com/index.php/gallery_Fort_McNutt#comments York Redoubt - York Shore Battery http://urbexobsession.com/index.php/gallery_York_Redoubt <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">York Redoubt - York Shore Battery</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/index.php/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Mike</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 08/24/2010 - 15:15</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-sep01 field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item"><hr /></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="text-align-justify"><strong>History: </strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify">Originally constructed in 1793, defenses have lined this bluff overlooking the entrance to Halifax Harbour, and have played an important role throughout the 19th and 20th centuries before finally closing in 1956.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">An observation post was constructed here, coordinating the various defensive batteries around the entire harbour. The gun battery below the bluff, also pictured here, served the role of covering the submarine net that stretched across to Fort McNab on <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McNabs_Island" target="_blank">McNab's Island</a>.</p> <hr /><p class="text-align-justify"><strong>Personal Commentary: </strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify">When I arrived at York Redoubt, I really got the "museum feel" as I walked about the well-tended grass, painted concrete, and mostly closed up buildings. Across from me as I emerged from the tunnel leading into the grounds, we saw people climbing up onto the remains of the Martello Tower and generally goofing around. I was disappointed when I found that the observation post included underground rooms yet was sealed off to any access.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">As I was leaving, however, I noticed a sign indicating that part of the grounds were designated off-limits due to unsafe conditions. My invitation had arrived at last.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">I followed the path down the hill arriving at a fence warning of dire consequences, some legal, some physical, should I proceed beyond that point. Duly noted.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">The battery complex within, and the three gun emplacements beyond made the whole stop well worth it.</p> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-sep02 field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item"><hr /></div> <section class="field field--name-field-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=442&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="SdC5jh4uLEsIdpse3CbVTMX7nGfydvU3o78xDxa0ozI"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Tue, 24 Aug 2010 19:15:00 +0000 Mike 442 at http://urbexobsession.com http://urbexobsession.com/index.php/gallery_York_Redoubt#comments RCAF Beaverbank http://urbexobsession.com/index.php/gallery_RCAF_Beaverbank <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">RCAF Beaverbank</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/index.php/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Mike</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sun, 08/22/2010 - 15:15</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-sep01 field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item"><hr /></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="text-align-justify"><strong>History: </strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify">Construction of this site was completed, and operations began in the fall of 1954. During its 10 years of operation, RCAF Station Beaverbank would feature such search radar as the <a href="http://www.radomes.org/museum/equip/cps-6.html" target="_blank">CPS-6B</a>, FPS-502, <a href="http://www.radarpages.co.uk/mob/rotor/fps3.htm" target="_blank">FPS-3</a>, and FPS-508. Height radar would include the <a a="" and="" at="" beaverbank="" came="" fredericton="" headquarters="" href="http://www.radomes.org/museum/equip/cps-6.html" in="" margarets="" norad="" opening="" operationally="" placed="" rcaf="" re-organization="" responsible="" s="" sage="" sector="" st="" station="" target="_blank&quot;&gt;CPS-6B&lt;/a&gt;, TPS-502, and the &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.radomes.org/museum/equip/radarequip.php?link=fps-26.html&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;FPS-26&lt;/a&gt;. While the site was financed by the USAF, Beaverbank was entirely Canadian-manned. In 1962, Canada would assume the financial responsibility for the station&lt;/p&gt;&#10;&lt;p&gt;From it" the="" to="" until="" was="" with="">Bangor NORAD Sector</a> with headquarters at <a href="http://coldwarrelics.com/topsham_afs" target="_blank">Topsham Air Force Station</a> in Brunswick, Maine.</p> <p class="text-align-justify"><a href="https://urbexobsession.com/dictionary_SAGE" target="_blank">SAGE</a> was fully operational at RCAF Station Beaverbank on January 1, 1964. Unfortunately, also as a result of reorganization, it was determined that Beaverbank was no longer required, and was closed on April 1, 1964, just 4 months after SAGE went live.</p> <hr /><p class="text-align-justify"><strong>Personal Commentary: </strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify">Taking a roundabout and somewhat rough road, we arrived just below the operations site and continued the remaining distance on foot following the water-filled ATV tracks. Arriving at the main concrete building with it's semi-detached tower, we immediately set about checking for a way in. We found what could have been an entry point, but were ill-equipped to take advantage. Unfortunately, the interior would have to remain an unseen mystery to us, at least first-hand.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">After having a look around, we decided to return for a look at the remains of the domestic site surrounding the Nursing Home that currently dominates the property.</p> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-sep02 field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item"><hr /></div> <section class="field field--name-field-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title">Comment</h2> <a id="comment-151"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" about="/index.php/comment/151" typeof="schema:Comment"> <h3 property="schema:name" datatype=""><a href="/index.php/comment/151#comment-151" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Beaverbank 1957-59</a></h3> <!-- /.header --> <footer> <p class="submitted"><span rel="schema:author">Submitted by <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Doug Steele (not verified)</span> on Wed, 10/04/2017 - 00:08</span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2017-10-04T04:08:00+00:00" class="rdf-meta hidden"></span> </p> <span class="hidden new" data-comment-timestamp="1514085067"></span> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>We had go cart races down the hill from the radar site, lots of crashes so next year they had it by the PMQ buildings. Thanks to all the dads who built the carts.</p></div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=151&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="ibQqZTuQV71Ar6zD7e-xXYAoKeymCyV537YOFJSlfME"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <!-- /.comment --> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=445&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="khvNUmZCa7sRNgZJhSqUCZStI74FP-vibn7DItUZU6U"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Sun, 22 Aug 2010 19:15:00 +0000 Mike 445 at http://urbexobsession.com http://urbexobsession.com/index.php/gallery_RCAF_Beaverbank#comments St. John's Anglican Church http://urbexobsession.com/index.php/gallery_St_Johns_Anglican_Church <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">St. John&#039;s Anglican Church</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/index.php/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Mike</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 08/17/2010 - 15:15</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-sep01 field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item"><hr /></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="text-align-justify">In 2001, this incredible, old church burned almost to the ground. The committee faced three choices. First, to place a monument on the location of the church and move on. Second, to build a new, more modern church. Third, and most expensively, to build the church as an exact replica of the original. Obviously from the pictures, they chose the third, and most difficult option.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">This place is far from abandoned, and certainly not as old as many of the places I've checked out, but I felt it nevertheless had a rightful place here. As it is a very painstakingly accurate recreation of the original from before the fire, you cannot help but be impressed by the architecture, the decoration, and most incredibly, the attention to almost every detail. The fact that this small group of musicians were practicing here only added to ambiance, and really showed off the amazing acoustic features of the design.</p> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-sep02 field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item"><hr /></div> <section class="field field--name-field-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=668&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="smabi0hFSJff_vGR_foX6-HdFkaH7BTYz6r7cZuMGkI"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Tue, 17 Aug 2010 19:15:00 +0000 Mike 668 at http://urbexobsession.com http://urbexobsession.com/index.php/gallery_St_Johns_Anglican_Church#comments Lower Branch Sawmill http://urbexobsession.com/index.php/gallery_Lower_Branch_Sawmill <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Lower Branch Sawmill</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/index.php/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Mike</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sun, 08/15/2010 - 15:15</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-sep01 field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item"><hr /></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="text-align-justify">If you didn't know it was here, and you were driving by at any speed, you're quite likely to miss this place, at least during the summer months. The lighting inside was a little strange for picture-taking, but with much of the equipment left behind, it was an interesting explore.</p> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-sep02 field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item"><hr /></div> <section class="field field--name-field-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=448&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="g2GYqi0OXV2-K4VYzu3DJFhzrItb_4SuHzziDbSBjT8"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Sun, 15 Aug 2010 19:15:00 +0000 Mike 448 at http://urbexobsession.com http://urbexobsession.com/index.php/gallery_Lower_Branch_Sawmill#comments Teleglobe Canada http://urbexobsession.com/index.php/gallery_Teleglobe <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Teleglobe Canada</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/index.php/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Mike</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 08/12/2010 - 15:15</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-sep01 field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item"><hr /></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="text-align-justify"><strong>History: </strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify">Teleglobe traces its origins back to the formation of Canadian Overseas Telecommunications Corporation in 1950. COTC was a Crown Corporation operating as the exclusive provider of telecommunications services to and from Canada, first by VHF radio, later using newer technologies as they became available.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">My best information at this point is that this station was opened in 1966. It became largely obsolete and finally closed in 1995. Today, the property is in private hands, but allegedly for sale for about $250,000.</p> <hr /><p class="text-align-justify"><strong>Personal Commentary: </strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify">Although the monster satellite dishes are gone, and with them most of the equipment, this was a fun explore. I even had an opportunity to make some new friends.</p> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-sep02 field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item"><hr /></div> <div class="field field--name-field-videos-embed field--type-video-embed-field field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Videos</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><div class="video-embed-field-responsive-video"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/O_Luk0mFNzo?autoplay=1&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"><div class="video-embed-field-responsive-video"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/132971830?autoplay=1"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <section class="field field--name-field-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=450&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="tO_5tzE_WnYJTnbIaCmOo7d4AVGz9_4ExrDP_POHmTg"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Thu, 12 Aug 2010 19:15:00 +0000 Mike 450 at http://urbexobsession.com